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Bhutan - The land of the Thunder Dragon Tour

Package Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Destination Covered

  • Day 1 : Paro - Thimpu

    Description :

    Distance - 3hrs 55mindrive (Altitude 2,320m)
    The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan.

    On arrival, in Thimphu check - into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With the population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light.
    Evening ,enjoy an exploratory walk in Thimphu.
    Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

    Day 2 : Thimphu Sightseeing

    Description :

    After breakfast, proceed for the guided tour of city’s main attractions that includes:Textile Museum: is worth a visit to get to know the living national art of weaving;National Library: Besides thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts, the library has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags;Institute for Zorig Chusum: Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School, the Institute offers a six - year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Simply Bhutan Museum:The newly commissioned museum depicts the ancient Bhutanese architecture which is being lost to modernization. The uniqueness of the structure is in its composition of the materials used. The structure is built reusing old timber, window and door frames and other items from traditional and old demolished houses;Also visit Memorial Chorten,Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) and conclude the tour of the day with a visit of Trashichhoedzong, fortress of the glorious religion

    Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

    Day 3 : Thimphu - Gangtey (150 kms, approx 5:30 hrs drive)

    Description :

    After breakfast enjoy a dramatic drive over the high mountain pass of DochuLa(3,O8Om) and on to the Phobjikha Valley passing through dense forests and oak, rhododendron tress.
    The journey continues over the 3,050m mountain pass where on a clear day, the towering Himalayan peaks are clearly visible. The highway follows the scenic Dang Chhu before climbing through forests of bamboo and oak.
    Afternoon take a walk around Gangtey village and visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in this region. The village of Phobjikha lies a few km, down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quite, remote valley is the winter home of black necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. Explore Gangtey village and Phobjikha valley.
    Afternoon, you can opt for an exciting run of rafting ( optional)
    Overnight at the hotel in Gangtey.

    Day 4 : Gangtey - Punakha (70 km, 3 hrsapprox)

    Description :

    After breakfast at hotel, drive to Punakha through dense forests and oak, rhododendron tress.

    After checking into hotel, proceed to visit PunakhaDzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body.

    Later in the day excursion to ChimiLakhang(This is total about 1.1/2 hour walk, including both way)
    The ChimiLhakhang, situated on a hillock in the center of the valley, also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers

    Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

    Day 5 : Punakha - Paro (125 kms, 4hr drive)

    • National Museum

    Description :

    After breakfast drive back to Paro descending back down from Dochu La, follow the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and ParoChhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro Town towards the north end of the valley.

    En route visit SimtokhaDzong, the place of profound tantric teaching, this dzong now houses a school for the study of the Dzongkha language.

    Later in the day after checking into hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons &armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
    Then walk down the trail to visit RinpungDzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.
    Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

    Day 6 : Paro(Altitude 2,280m)

    Description :

    After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (5hrs hike): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour.

    On the way back to town stop at DrukgyelDzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong.
    Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

    Day 7 : Depart Paro

    Description :

    After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Doctor/Telephone/Soft Drinks/mineral water/alcohol/ laundry/mini bar or other personal expenses.
    • Meals/tea/coffee/ tips/Transfers/meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Any porter charges in hotels & airport.
    • Adventure sports.
    • Insurance, Medical & Emergency rescue costs.
    • Rafting charges

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
    • Package cost is calculated on the current ROE. Any change in the rate will apply at the time of booking)
    • In case of any revision in government tax structure, air/ train fare or fuel prices, Women On Clouds reserves the right to revise the tour price.
    • Depending on weather, availability etc, TAT reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary to make it safer, interesting to our clients though our endeavour will be to follow the itinerary as much as possible.
    • Please make your travel arrangements to Delhi after 15th August’16 once the group is ready and after written confirmation from TAT.
    • Flights to Paro will be booked after 15th August’2016
    • If flight rates go high, you might have to pay the difference.
    • You may have to wait at airport for the fellow travellers to arrive.

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Contact Person :-

Mr. Abhinav Srivastava

Address :- A-135, 2nd Floor Raju Park, Deoli Road, Khanpur, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110062